Sunday, July 24, 2011
The White Horse Gang by Nina Bawden
Sam Peach didn't expect to enjoy having his cousin Rose to stay for moths on end. He certainly didn't expect that his hero, Abe Tanner, would like her enough to give her his dead rats, but then Rose was soon to become an indispensable member of the White Horse Gang. And here they were thinking about kidnapping someone in order to raise money so Rose could go to America to see her parents. However, their plan backfires and they find themselves in danger and a real tragedy lurks just around the corner. If you like adventure and suspense, why not try this book.
Author Nina Bawden and her husband Austen Kark, the former head of BBC World Services, were travelling in the train that was involved in the Potter's Bar train crash in May 2002. Nina suffered extensive injuries but survived, however, sadly, Austen was killed.